Items tagged: First Degree Murder

Champaign Police Make Arrest in Homicide Investigation

Today, at approximately 8:20 p.m., Champaign Police Department Detectives with the assistance of the Street Crimes Task Force arrested Darrion White (pictured), 19, of Champaign, in connection with the shooting death of 16-year-old David Sankey. On Aug. 28, 2018, at approximately 8:31 p.m., Champaign Police Officers responded to Paula Drive and Larkspur Lane after receiving […]


Arrest Warrant Issued for N. Hickory Street Homicide

An arrest warrant has been issued for 48-year-old Shoen Russell (Champaign) for charges of First Degree Murder in connection to the death of 48-year-old Darin Mitchell (Champaign). Bond on the warrant is set at $5 million. On Aug. 23, at approximately 9:10 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 700 Block of N. Hickory Street following reports […]


Charges Filed in Aug. 3, 2017, Homicide Investigation

The Champaign Police Department have identified an individual believed to be responsible for the death of 53-year-old Gus Edwards (Champaign). On August 3, 2017, at approximately 8:10 p.m., Champaign Police Officers responded to the area of Elm St. and Beardsley Ave. after receiving a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, police found Edwards suffering from […]


UPDATE: Police Make Arrest in Nov. 25, 2017, Homicide Investigation

On November 25, 2017, at approximately 4:10 a.m., Champaign Police Officers responded to the 2500 block of W. Springfield Ave. after receiving a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, police found 28-year-old Martrell Johnson of Champaign, Illinois, had sustained a gunshot wound.  Johnson was transported to an area hospital, where he would later succumb to […]